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Community events in and around St. John's from Monday, Jan. 28 - Thursday, Jan. 31

Wednesday, Jan. 30 River Talk: The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland presents a River Talk titled, Effective Nymph Patterns and Nymph Fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, by Ian Gall at the Fluvarium. There is no admission fee. Bar service will be available and there will be ticket draws on flies tied by SAEN board members. This is the first in a series of River Talks.  Please RSVP at https://www.saen.org/river-talks.html. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 River Talk: The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland presents a River Talk titled, Effective Nymph Patterns and Nymph Fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, by Ian Gall at the Fluvarium. There is no admission fee. Bar service will be available and there will be ticket draws on flies tied by SAEN board members. This is the first in a series of River Talks. Please RSVP at https://www.saen.org/river-talks.html. All are welcome. - 123RF Stock Photo

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Monday, January 28

Activities

10 a.m.

Tours of Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To request a tour, please call Regina Whiteway at 729-2669 or email ReginaWhiteway@gov.nl.ca.

Groups

3 p.m.

Loose Threads Sewing Studio

Looking to join a sociable group? Loose Threads Sewing Studio meets every Monday in the Fellowship Room at St. James United Church. No matter your gender, age, ability or faith, drop in anytime between 3 and 6 p.m. Bring along a project you are working on or start a new one. Relax, sew, chat, laugh, receive help and friendship from others in a very informal atmosphere! No cost – just bring your own materials, equipment, and refreshments if you wish. You do not have to be a member of St. James either. For information, contact Susan at 722-1881, ext. 204 or susan@stjamesuc.org.

Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

On bad weather days, this event may be cancelled. Please call or e-mail in advance to check.

Information

7 p.m.

Fostering – What you need to know

A presentation by the NL Foster Families Association for those who have thought about becoming foster parents or who would like to learn more about fostering in Newfoundland and Labrador. We will discuss the process and answer any questions. Information session happening at 21 Pippy Pl., suite 105. For more information, call 754-0213.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

MusicNL Open Mike

With Jenina MacGillivray at The Ship Pub.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, January 29

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Ongoing

Calling all singers!

Are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church! We rehearse once a week (senior choir on Tuesdays and youth choir on Wednesdays) and sing in church twice a month. We are open to all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, please call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 5. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Fundraiser

7 p.m.

Cribbage

The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association N.L. Division takes place in the basement of St. Teresa's Church from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5, with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you want a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets at Wesley United Church auditorium for a wonderful hour of music and prayer, a time to let the worries of life go away for an hour, a time of healing, a time for you. Open to everyone and a great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland's best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery on Water Street from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free event.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Rajaton

Lady Cove Women's Choir is delighted to host the world-renowned Rajaton at Holy Heart Theatre. Rajaton is a Finnish a cappella ensemble, founded in Helsinki in 1997. The Finnish word rajaton means "boundless," to indicate the breadth of their repertoire, from classical to pop. Rajaton performs primarily in Finland, but also tours around Europe and the rest of the world, having performed in more than 25 countries. Tickets are $50 (plus box office surcharge) and can be purchased at the Holy Heart box office or online. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available that will include premium seats and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the members of Rajaton at a private home. These tickets are $150, and a $95 tax receipt will be issued. To avail of the VIP tickets, call 687-9844, as these will not be sold through the Holy Heart Theatre or website.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mike Night

With host Chris Ryan at O’Reilly’s.

Social

8 p.m.

25th Anniversary Staff Industry Night

At Lottie’s Place on George Street. All are welcome. 19+.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

Edge vs. Halifax Hurricanes at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office (576-7657).

Wednesday, January 30

Classes

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone! The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is only one element of our school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Smokestack Lightnin’

Performing at Lottie’s Place. Free cover all night.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public Lecture

7 p.m.

River Talk: Nymph Patterns and Nymph Fishing

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) presents a River Talk titled, Effective Nymph Patterns and Nymph Fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, by Ian Gall at the Fluvarium. There is no admission fee. Bar service will be available and there will be ticket draws on flies tied by SAEN board members. This is the first in a series of River Talks. Please RSVP at https://www.saen.org/river-talks.html. All are welcome.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with medical anthropologist, Dr. Jill Allison, from Memorial University's medical faculty. They speak about Allison’s research projects in Nepal and other countries, as well as her yearly trips with medical students who participate in some of those projects with her. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Thursday, January 31

Arts

7 p.m.

Art History Lecture

“Ballerinas, the Brothel and the Bedroom”: Discover the paintings of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassat, and how their paintings of women give us a glimpse at the gender inequality played out in late 19th century Paris. Email arthistorylectures@gmail.com or drop in to the Education building at Memorial University (room 2003). This lecture by Beth Pratt Art History Lectures costs $25 and runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info, video, and to apply.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

10 p.m.

90s Video Dance Costume Party

Come to Lottie’s Place on George Street dressed in your best 90s costume for a chance to win a prize. Free cover all night.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

Edge versus Halifax Hurricanes at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office: 576-7657.

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